Stamford, CT Vaccinations & Immunizations

Visit your trusted board-certified physicians at DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford, CT as a walk-in patient to obtain your vaccinations any day of the week. We strive to provide excellent care at affordable prices. We take the majority of health insurance plans.

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DOCS URGENT CARE – STAMFORD

ADDRESS
2001 W Main Street
Stamford, CT 06902

PHONE
(203) 658-8291

Fax
(203) 658-8294

HOURS
WEEKDAYS : 8AM-8PM
WEEKENDS : 9AM-3PM

Routine Vaccinations in Stamford, CT

Doctors recommend for people to get regular vaccinations according to their age and previous vaccinations. Kids, as well as adults, have a recommended schedule to follow. There is also an alternative vaccination schedule for those who start late. Boosters, like the tetanus booster, are administered as needed. If a vaccination is missed, obtain it at your next appointment.

Common Routine Adult Vaccines Include:
  • Hepatitis A (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria)
  • TDAP (Whooping Cough)
  • Flu (Influenza)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
All Available Vaccinations:
  • Hepatitis A (Adult)
  • Hepatitis A (Pediatric)
  • Hepatitis B (Adult)
  • Hepatitis B (Pediatric)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • MMR
  • Menactra
  • Zostavax (Shingles)
  • Polio (IPV)
  • Pneumococcal
  • PPD
  • Rabies Vaccination
  • Tetanus Diphtheria (TD)
  • Tetanus Diphtheria Pertussis (TDAP)
  • Typhoid
  • Twinrix (Hep A & B Combination)
  • Typhoid
  • Varicella
  • yellow Fever
  • Gardasil
  • B-12
  • Ceftriaxone
  • Kenalog-10
  • Phenergan
  • Solu-Medrol
  • Toradol
  • Benadryl

Adolescent Vaccinations

Once a child is born, they receive their first vaccination and subsequent vaccinations at future check-ups. Children are given their vaccinations according to the immunizations schedule. The US Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians support this schedule.

Required Vaccinations Include:

  • TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria)
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • TDAP (Whooping Cough)
  • FLU (Influenza)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)
  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
  • Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
  • Hepatitis A (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)

Elderly Vaccinations

If you’re over the age of 65 then you’re at an increased risk for several vaccine-preventable diseases. As you age, your immune system weakens, making vaccinations part of your defense system against serious diseases and other comorbidities. Protect yourself today by getting your vaccinations at our Stamford, CT walk-in clinic.

Common Vaccinations Include:

  • Flu (Influenza)
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Pneumonia (Pneumococcal)
  • TD (Tetanus-Diphtheria)
  • TDAP (Whooping Cough)
  • Hepatitis A (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)

Travel Vaccinations

Various countries have additional vaccinations that you have to get before you’re allowed to visit. Get your check-up and updated vaccinations before you set off for another country. Visit our Stamford, CT office, today.

If you’re feeling unsure about which vaccinations to get, visit the CDC Health Travel Site for more details. If you still have questions, feel free to speak with our qualified health professionals at our Stamford, CT office, today.

Common Vaccinations Include:

  • Yellow Fever
  • Meningitis (Meningococcal)
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • Polio
  • Hepatitis A  (HEP A)
  • Hepatitis B (HEP B)
  • Hepatitis A/ Hepatitis B Combination

What to Know About Vaccinations & Immunizations

How Vaccinations Work

Here’s how the body works: If you get sick, then your body creates antibodies in response to the germs invading your system. If you’re exposed to the bacteria or virus again, then your body will be able to better protect it. Even if you still get sick, your antibodies help you get better.

Once the antibodies have developed in your body, you’re protected from future diseases. For instance, if a child catches measles, then they will probably not catch it again. Your body forms immunity through exposure.

Most people who get a vaccination for a disease like the chickenpox develop the antibodies that ensure you won’t get the disease again. This is also the case for people who get the chickenpox naturally. The immunization works the same way because they’re created using the same virus strain. For more information, speak with our specialists at the Stamford, CT location.

Most vaccines in our Stamford, CT clinic are administered by injection, others orally. After being given a vaccination, your body builds antibodies to fight it off as though it were the real disease. As a result, your body can protect itself from any future exposure.

Why Are Vaccinations Important?

Vaccinations don’t guarantee 100 percent protection against diseases. Kids who haven’t been vaccinated can definitely infect kids who have all of their vaccinations. When the majority of the general public get their immunizations, it’s proven to be highly effective at reducing preventative diseases.

In fact, statistics report more than 95 percent of diseases in the U.S. has been decreased as a whole. Infections from smallpox, measles, and polio have been reduced and mostly eradicated through vaccination measures.

It’s always possible for these illnesses to rebound and come back. This is why you need to take care to protect you and your family by getting your scheduled vaccinations. Get your family’s health covered by coming to our Stamford, CT clinic for your vaccinations.

Not only do vaccinations protect you from a future outbreak but it protects others as well. There are people who can’t receive vaccinations because of certain factors. The indirect protection they receive from your vaccinations is known as community immunity.

Do Adults Need VAccinations?

Yes, adults need to stay on top of their vaccinations to protect their health and the health of others. Vaccines don’t guarantee protection over your entire lifespan. The potency fades as you get older. For instance, people need a tetanus booster every 10 years. Also, some illnesses like shingles occur later in life. Find out more by speaking with our staff at our Stamford, CT location.

The Care When You Need It in Stamford

DOCS Urgent Care in Stamford is part of the larger DOCS Urgent Care network. A network of professional Urgent Care clinics run by board-certified health care providers. Our goal is to give the highest quality care to our patients while providing affordable care.